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“Great food, friendly service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portofino Bar & Restaurant

Portofino Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 39 Restaurants in Devonport
Cuisines: Italian, European, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Marlow, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We popped into Portofino's for dinner on a Sunday evening in the low season but there was a birthday party for 30 persons so it was very busy with a buzzing atmosphere. The restaurant is upstairs and you need to walk around the back of the building to access it but the food and ambiance is well worth it.The decor is modern, clean , with wonderful pictures of Portofino in Italy.The menu covers all the bases on Italian food with a great selection of dishes. The service was very friendly and quick. All 3 dishes we tried ( entrees plus 2 mains) were absolutely delicious, served on hot plates and the white wine had the ice bucket to ensure it was perfect. A busy restaurant with a great atmosphere, tasty well presented food and friendly service. Well worth a visit and we would go back time and time again if we lived locally!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Peter W
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Best View Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We dined upstairs at 7 pm on a Thursday hungry and thirsty after a days work and it was a beautiful evening overlooking Auckland.
A bottle of Villa Merlot Cab Sav @ $45 was excellent with a starter of garlic pizza bread. $8 and was even better with the Main of Fillet Mignon $30.50.
The meat was aged, tasty and tender and came with potatoes and veges.
For dessert we shared a delicious Tiramasu.
Altogether a nice dining experience, super service, reliable food for more than 17 years and with many other diners there the ambience and decor can't be faulted.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tigertraveller65
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United Kingdom
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192 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good food and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We had the three course set meal which was good value with generous portions. Service was friendly and efficient. However it was a Wednesday evening and we were the only diners when we arrived at 7.30 and throughout the evening only two other tables had customers in quite a large dining room so the atmosphere was rather subdued.

Visited March 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“a wonderful evening with friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We visited Portofino Restaurant in Devonport with friends on a Saturday night. The atmosphere was very good, a warm evening the restaurant very well patronised. Our waiter was very attentive and had a good knowledge of the menu and the wine list. He also brought us an ice bucket for our wine, a nice touch. We all had entrees and a main and the portions were so generous none of us could consider the dessert menu. Our only concern was that we were unable to order coffees, as one of our party is Lactose intolerant and there was not lactose free milk available

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KathleenG20
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Wellington, New Zealand
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474 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Good Food, Excellent Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Arrived around 6:00pm without a reservation. Staff found us a table beside the windows with a good view overlooking the town. Meal was very good and staff were excellent. Great location with plenty of free parking nearby. We have dined at Portofino's several times since our first visit several years ago and found the quality of service and food to be consistently very good.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter C
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